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COUNCILS FAIL TO MEET TARGET FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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Scottish office planning minister George Kynoch has expressed disappointment that performance returns by the former...
Scottish office planning minister George Kynoch has expressed disappointment that performance returns by the former local authorities for the period October 1995 to March 1996 show that they failed to meet the Scottish Office's target of dealing with 80 per cent of planning applications within two months.

The target was achieved by only three of the 43 planning authorities and, overall, only 59.8 per cent of all planning applications were processed within the target period.

These figures represent a slight drop in performance compared with the equivalent period in the previous year. Over 90 per cent of all applications considered over the period were approved.

Mr Kynoch said: 'It is disappointing that planning authorities' performance continued to fall short of national targets and that performance actually deteriorated compared with the previous year.

'The Government is committed to promoting higher standards of performance in planning and we have recently set more challenging targets for certain types of development.

'In addition, we intend, next year, to launch a new Audit Unit to work with planning authorities to improve their performance.'

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